John Dillon (Jack) STUDDERT

STUDDERT, John Dillon

Service Number: 4565
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 6 November 1892
Home Town: Mayfield East, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Newcastle Marists Brothers School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Railway clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 21 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorialised on family grave at Sandgate Cemetery. CATHOLIC 1-H Com. 126.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Waratah Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4565, Newcastle, New South Wales
15 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4565, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4565, 3rd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Sydney
21 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4565, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.

106 years ago today, on the 21st July 1916, Private John Dillon Studdert, referred to as Jack, 3rd Battalion (Reg No-4565), works manager's railway clerk (Divisional Engineer for Railways, Honeysuckle Point), from "Arbutus", 5 Woodstock Street, Mayfield, New South Wales, was Killed in Action by a high explosive shell at Pozieres, Northern France, age 23.

Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 6th November 1892 to James Eustace (died 14.10.1924) and Kathleen (Catherine) Agnes (died 29.1.1946) Studdert nee Dillon, Jack enlisted August 1915 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Taken on strength of the 3rd Battalion 8th June 1916, in the field only 43 days.

Jack’s name has been inscribed on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.
Mr. Studdert’s name has also been inscribed on the Waratah Park Memorial Gates (photos, unveiled on the 23rd February 1921, 68 names originally inscribed of the Fallen, 70 names now inscribed), NSW Govt Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, St. Mary's-Marist Bros' School (Newcastle) Honour Roll and the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France). Name not inscribed on the Honeysuckle Point Railway Workshops Roll of Honour.

Jack’s service and supreme sacrifice has been inscribed at the family gravesite. CATHOLIC 1-H Com. 126.

Younger brother Hilary James (1st Australian Pioneer Battalion, Reg No-2182, born 1895, died 1948, Sydney, N.S.W.) also served 1st A.I.F.

Older brother Hallam James Studdert (born 1890, died 1964, Maitland, N.S.W.) enlisted but did not serve, reason unknown.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Dillon STUDDERT (Jack) was born in Newcastle, NSW in 1892

His parents were James STUDDERT and Kathleen DILLON who married in Sydney in 1884